Theme

Theme

 

The self is a constitutively relational hermeneutic construction aimed at mastering, in one way or another, the uncertainty that is inherent in its conditionality. But uncertainty cannot be mastered, and regarding it otherwise makes interpretations of experience (any construction of the self) tragically dissonant, painful, stressful. Uncertainty cannot be mastered: it will not be mastered. In relinquishing this concern, this duty, one is freed by stepping out of the stage of one’s tragedy.

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The Tragedy of the Self by Andrea Sangiacomo is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.